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TSA mission creep OTD

2013-08-06 13:42:19.19911+00 by Dan Lyke 1 comments

NY Times: T.S.A. Expands Duties Beyond Airport Security:

T.S.A. officials would not say if the VIPR teams had ever foiled a terrorist plot or thwarted any major threat to public safety, saying the information is classified. But they argue that the random searches and presence of armed officers serve as a deterrent that bolsters the public confidence.

Yeah. Given that the FBI crows wildly every time they manage to set up a developmentally disabled competent to take the fall for a fabricated bombing plot, I'm pretty confident that the TSA is spending our tax dollars on toys from military contractors.

I guess that's "public confidence".

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#Comment Re: made: 2013-08-06 18:22:09.70039+00 by: Dan Lyke [edit history]

RT RickHorowitz @RickHorowitz

In a rare nod to transparency, the #TSA has named it's newly-invasive thug teams after a class of poisonous snake. http://www.nytimes.com/2013/08...ies-beyond-airport-security.html